Traceroute allows you to find out precisely how a data transmission traveled from your computer to another. Essentially, the traceroute compiles a list of the computers on the network that are involved with a specific Internet activity. The traceroute identifies each computer/server on that list and the amount of time it took the data to get from one computer to the next. If there was an interruption in the transfer of data, the traceroute will show where along the chain the problem occurred.
Last Revised: 2015-09-01